What did Virat Kohli say after facing defeat in the final of the first World Test Championship against New Zealand?
New Delhi: The New Zealand cricket team, captained by Kane Williamson, defeated India by 8 wickets on Wednesday to achieve the distinction of being the first world champion in Test cricket history.
The Indian team, captained by Virat Kohli, collapsed after scoring just 170 runs before tea time in their second innings on the sixth day of the match. In such a situation, the Kiwi team got the target of scoring 139 runs in almost one and a half sessions, which it achieved due to the captaincy innings of captain Kane Williamson and the unbeaten 96* partnership of Ross Taylor with him for the third wicket.
Deserves victory New Zealand
Team India captain Virat Kohli said after losing the title of ICC World Test Championship, First of all, many congratulations to Kane and his entire team for the victory. He performed consistently well in this match and put his heart to achieve the result in three days. He stuck to his method to put constant pressure on us. He deserved to win.
We could not achieve the rhythm on the second day,
Virat, while discussing the effect of rain on the match, said, the first day of the match was washed away due to rain and after that when the game started it was very difficult to get the rhythm. We lost only three wickets in the second day’s play, we could have scored more runs had the game not been interrupted.
Brilliant bowling by the Kiwi bowlers on the last day
Virat said after the defeat on the sixth and last day of the match, today the Kiwi bowlers executed their plans well and pushed us back. We missed out on a good target by a margin of 30-40 runs.
Why did you decide to go with two spinners?
Defending his decision not to go with four fast bowlers in the match, Virat said, “For this you have a fast bowling all-rounder in the team. However, we have been very successful with two spinners in different conditions. We thought it was the best team combination. Doing this also adds depth to our batting. If we had got more time in the match, then the role of spinners would have increased.
Jamieson is a talented cricketer
Praising the 6 foot 8 inch tall fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, who pushed the Indian team on the backfoot alone in the match, Virat said, Jamieson is a great and talented cricketer. He throws the balls in a good place while bowling. On the other hand, he is also a fearless batsman. Overall he performed brilliantly in the match and deserves to be named Man of the Match.
Praising the ICC Test Championship, Virat said, it is good for the game. Test cricket is the heartbeat of international cricket. We are looking forward to the long Test season ahead. We have a great team to do something good in the five-match Test series against England to be played a month later.
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